Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Demolition Continues

 So here are some more demolition pictures, a week after first seeing some results.  All of the already-demolished stuff has been carted away and the rooms swept.  The floorboards in the basement have been completely removed, as have any broken radiators.  There are a few places where there was some irreparable damage in the floors, such as under the tub in the bathroom and along the step into our bedroom, but otherwise things are looking as expected.  Because the floorboards are gone, and Lola was with her, Abby didn't venture in to see what the downstairs bathroom looks like.  Next time I'm there, I'll definitely take a look.  Lots of bright sunlight, but still there are some windows blocked out.  Once all of those are opened, I'm expecting some major natural lighting-- there'd have to be, what with 49 windows in the house! Next up, final demolition, including the remaining bones of the big ugly wall that separated the Great Room, and whenever the roofing shows up, that'll start.  In the meantime, enjoy these pics, showing the house as it was on Friday afternoon, February 17.
In the Great Room
In the Great Room.  The unfinished wooden beams
still have to come down, but the old electric
wiring has to be removed first.
Can't wait to see how big it'll look with this
last part taken out.

The Great Room: Ugly stuff coming down.  Pretty stuff staying up.

Where our shower will be, and the toilet used to be.
Look up and you'd see daylight.
Where the old bathtub was.  Had to remove some
rotting floorboards atop the old plumbing pipes.

Looking into the Great Room from the kitchen.
The diagonal wood on the walls is neat.
This part used to be an exterior porch.

Too bad we aren't keeping this part of the chimney exposed.
It'll be concealed behind kitchen cabinetry and our bedroom closet.
No idea why parts are bricked, other than maybe it wasn't
meant to be seen, and bricks were cheaper than stone.

Lola in our bedroom.

Any ideas why this is bricked up?  It had been an exterior wall...
Could there have been an outlet for the chimney on the back porch?

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